Remember that wacky blind Motivational Speaker, Barry Blomkamp?
Well here’s an experience I had a couple of years ago…
I am a normal South African and like most South Africans, I am
I love attending “Open Microphone” interview sessions at a local
high schools Old Boys Club.
The great Springbok Rugby ex coach, Nick Mallett was on stage being
interviewed… while I was sitting down in the front row with
shades and my white stick. (These events are too busy to take my
At the end of the fascinating chat, during question time, I got a
chance to ask Nick a question. He took one look at me and asked
“Are you a referee?” – then huge laughter – and the house came
It is common during a game if people are not happy with the
referees decisions, to shout “Hey Ref, are you blind?” or “Hey Ref,
you need a guide dog!” All in the fun of the moment.
Afterwards, the courteous Nick actually looked for me to answer my
question on a more personal level. If I was a fan of his before,
now I am a devotee. Despite his huge success in the world of
International Rugby, I found Nick Mallett is a very down-to-earth
guy who is very in touch with personal interaction and is deeply
fond of people.
On top of which, I found Nick’s lack of the usual fear of a
“disabled” person was refreshing. He treated me as a perfectly
“normal” person – just one that couldn’t see. In fact, during our
chat, it was pleasing to find that in order to emphasise a certain
point, Nick would tap my arm.
Yep, that is another of the many entertaining moments Barry comes
across in his interesting daily round.
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Comedians in SA, wowing audiences at Conferences, Seminars and
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Barry: “You don’t need eye-sight to have a fun filled life. You
just need the Right Attitude”
Barry Blomkamp is a popular guest on many Radio and TV shows and
his client list includes most of SA’s top companies.
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Warmest of regards and hoping to “see” you soon.
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